Why Is There No Milton Friedman Today?

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Richard A. Posner;
  • Journal: Econ Journal Watch,volume 10,issue 2 May,pages205-209
  • Subject: Milton Friedman,Chicago school,Paul Samuelson,economics profession,economists | Milton Friedman,libertarianism,economics,economists | Milton Friedman,economics,economists
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One answer is that Milton Friedman possessed a rare combination of attributes that enabled him to communicate as easily with a mass audience as with his professional peers. He also emerged on the public stage at a time when his message of limited government had unusual ... View more
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